Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
East Duke Parlors
Insofar as it names a social category defined by a contestation of overdetermination from the outside, trans has long been marked by a certain measure of trouble with the social, which, in turn, gets trans in trouble. But, rather than trying to make trans properly extroverted, this talk takes an... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
This paper presents in dialogue two iterations of the Nancy comics by original creator Ernie Bushmiller and the later poet and illustrator Joe Brainard. Arguing for a generative consideration of these seemingly disparate renditions on a continuum, this paper addresses the ongoing seriality of Nancy... Read More »
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Duke Chapel
Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator - both at the university level and in the larger public sphere - has always emphasized the importance of building communities of... Read More »
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Jillian Johnson, Mayor Pro Tempore and At Large City Council Member in Durham. She graduated from Duke in 2003 with a BA in Public Policy and a minor in Women's Studies and was elected to City Council in 2015. She has been active in efforts to contain the proliferating gentrification in Durham and... Read More »
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
Perkins Library 217
The Duke Islamic Studies Center, along with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will host its keynote event on March 1st, as part of the "American Muslims, Civil and Human Rights" series, which examines the current human rights crisis for Muslims in the U.S.Alaa Murabit... Read More »
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors
This Anne Firor Scott Lecture is sponsored by the Duke Department of History and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. The event takes place in the Pink Parlor of the East Duke Parlors. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Title: "Modernizing in early modern times: Women and innovation among the Ottomans"Abstract: In the six centuries of their rule, the Ottomans arguably never viewed "progress" as a desideratum. American readers apparently do, however, for I was urged to demonstrate in a recently published book that... Read More »
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Prominent public intellectual and memoirist, Richard Rodriguez, will provide the keynote address for "Latino/a Cultural and Intellectual Life in the 21st Century" (22-23 March 2018), a conference celebrating 10 years of Latino/a Studies at Duke University. A master of the personal essay, Rodriguez... Read More »
Friday, March 23, 2018 (All day)
Penn Pavilion
The Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University hosts an annual Feminist Theory Workshop. This annual event is a free two-day workshop featuring Keynote lectures and working seminars.Keynote speakers this year include: Jennifer Nash, Northwestern Univ.; Denise Ferreira da... Read More »
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
At its origins in the 1970's, mainstream genre romance emphasized the love stories of heterosexual, cisgendered couples. LGBTQ romance was often categorized as "erotic" romance, even when the level of sensuality was similar to mainstream non-erotic romance. But recently, authors of genre romance... Read More »